Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Semi-Random Acts of Kindness

I'm pressed for time these last few days before Christmas, which is what usually happens to me despite my best intentions. So this post will be short and sweet. This week, I decided to take advantage of all the goodwill in the air and perform daily acts of kindness, which weren't planned much in advance (because I'm not that organized) but also weren't exactly random. Hence the "semi."

Here's the list: I quit procrastinating and finally made a donation to an environmental charity I support. I made room in my schedule to take my mom to get a haircut and go to lunch. I slipped a $10 bill in the Salvation Army kettle instead of my usual single. I dropped off dog toys at a local pet shelter. I sent a gift card to a young man I've never met who goes to the same university as my boys and has been diagnosed with cancer. And I took a plastic bag with me on my dog walk so I could pick up trash along the way.

Nothing earth-shattering, but we shouldn't underestimate the power of small things. This week is a Take It.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Glad Tidings to all!


  1. What a wonderful idea, and I bet your moments of kindness were gratefully received, even if the receiver didn't know it was you (like the people who would normally have to pick up the rubbish).

    Merry Christmas :)

    1. Thank you, AJ, and Merry Christmas/Happy New Year!